North Overland Park neighborhood rocked by third killing in a week

The duplexes at 61st Street and Robinson have seen three murders in less than a week.
The duplexes at 61st Street and Robinson have seen three murders in less than a week.

For the second time in a week, a north Overland Park neighborhood is coping with an act of violence that left someone dead.

Police confirmed Monday night that a woman in her 30s died after a shooting in the same block where two young men were killed last Tuesday. The cul-de-sac that makes up the 7800 block of 61st Terrace in Overland Park dead ends at the eastern edge of the Crestview Elementary School property.

An 11-year-old girl was injured in the shooting as well, and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for a suspect who left the scene in a grey Pontiac Grand Prix. The suspect used a semi-automatic rifle to fire multiple shots into the duplex where the woman was hit around 6:30 p.m.

Police say they are investigating whether Monday’s incident had any connection to the shooting last week that killed former SM North student Velik Henderson and Trevon D. Anderson.

“We haven’t confirmed anything as far as a connection but it’s certainly the first thing we’re looking at,” said Overland Park Police spokesman Gary Mason.